About James Ward

Jim Ward is a longtime South Valley resident who resides in Morgan Hill. He went to law school in New England and obtained a post-graduate law degree in Estate Planning at the University of Miami. Jim worked as an Estate Planning and Elder Law attorney in Florida, and then returned home to open his own law firm focusing on both Estate Planning and Elder Law. He maintains one office in South Valley and another in Willow Glen.

Your Estate . . .with James Ward: Take the necessary steps to avoid spending your retirement on a nursing home

By |2019-07-08T10:46:23-07:00June 14th, 2019|Breaking News|

Most of the nursing homes in our area charge $11,500 to $13,000 per month James Ward When I looked at the upcoming appointments on my calendar, one popped out at me. The husband had called [...]

Your Estate . . . with James Ward: Practice strength balance to avoid falls

By |2019-04-24T07:23:19-07:00April 5th, 2019|Contributors|

Click HERE to find more stories in the April 10 - 23, 2019 issue of Morgan Hill Life A recent story in the New York Times stated that, “Falls are the leading cause of fatal and nonfatal [...]

Your Estate . . .with James Ward: Will you embrace aging and accept it or be bitter?

By |2019-04-24T07:22:46-07:00March 8th, 2019|Business|

Published in the March 13 – 26, 2019 issue of Morgan Hill Life As my clients face aging, some embrace it and accept it, some aren’t ready for it, some are bitter, and some have more problems [...]

Your Estate . . . with James Ward: Scams against seniors are on the rise

By |2019-04-25T06:57:50-07:00February 8th, 2019|Contributors|

Published in the February 13 - 26 2019 issue of Morgan Hill Life The rate of elder financial abuse is increasing rapidly and is expected to keep increasing. Some of this is real estate fraud, but the [...]

Your Estate . . . with James Ward: Make sure your financial institution helps when a fraud is perpetrated

By |2019-04-24T07:20:41-07:00January 13th, 2019|Business|

Published in the January 16 - 29, 2019 issue of Morgan Hill Life Let’s say you have bank or investment accounts. You count on this money for your well-being, And in the event you pass and still [...]

Your Estate . . . with James Ward: To protect yourself, find someone who can make wise financial decisions

By |2019-04-24T07:15:31-07:00December 1st, 2018|Contributors|

Published in the December 5 - 18, 2018 issue of Morgan Hill Life I've written before about one of my clients who didn’t want her adult children involved in any way in her life or her estate [...]

Your Estate . . . with James Ward – As you age make sure you are still in charge of end-of-life decisions

By |2019-08-30T21:14:25-07:00November 3rd, 2018|Contributors|

Published in the November 7 - 20, 2018 issue of Morgan Hill Life What happens as you age or your mental health goes downhill? Who do you have in place to make decisions for you? Are they [...]

Your Estate  . . . with James Ward – Put documents in order to protect your wishes for beneficiaries

By |2019-08-30T21:15:41-07:00October 5th, 2018|Business|

Published in the October 10 – 23, 2018 issue of Morgan Hill Life It’s absolutely amazing how often I hear the adult children say, “But that isn’t what Mom wanted!” Really? Are you sure? Then why did [...]

Your Estate. . . with James Ward – Will it all just work out for you?

By |2019-08-30T21:18:47-07:00September 7th, 2018|Business|

Published in the September 12 - 25, 2018 issue of Morgan Hill Life I recently read about a family who found themselves in a difficult situation because they hadn’t taken the time to plan ahead, get professional [...]